MA Spanish Language Teaching

Postgraduate degree

Spanish Language Teaching

Enhance your knowledge of applied linguistics, and learn how to teach the Spanish language to foreign students.

Start Date:

September 2022


1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)

Degree Type:


Number of credits:

MA: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits



Specific entry requirements

Students will need to have:

  1. A good level of Spanish language and/or language teaching
  2. A second class honours degree

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Course and Module Details


Our unique programme in teaching Spanish as a foreign language allows you to gain a postgraduate degree whilst living in London. You will graduate with a deep knowledge of applied linguistics, and specifically of the nature of the Spanish language and how to teach it to foreign students. This course is ideal for both those who studied Spanish at undergraduate level, and those who have an undergraduate degree from a Spanish or Latin American university, whether you either want to develop your career as a language teacher or have graduated from a Spanish speaking university and want to improve your own English language skills abroad.

You will acquire all the skills and knowledge necessary to be a proficient teacher of both Spanish, and other languages, as a foreign language. You will reflect on the structure of Spanish, the use of the words in the language and how to teach it to foreign students in a communicative way. You will also explore and examine your own learning process throughout the programme, choosing your most significant learning experiences, both theoretical and practical, and reflect upon them.

You will develop your professional expertise and knowledge based in Spanish language and linguistics, and have opportunities to practice teaching the language to non-speakers. You will learn the methodologies of language teaching, informed by research and current best-practice. There is also a strong Spanish culture element in the programme, and you will be encouraged to think about how to bring Spanish culture into the classroom, for example, how to harness a multicultural city like London to create a more dynamic learning experience for your students. 

Whether you are using Spanish language teaching in your current career or you aim to make this a potential career, there will be opportunities throughout the course for you to critically reflect on issues of language. You will have the chance to consolidate your learning with hands on teaching experience either onsite at Roehampton or at another institution that teaches Spanish.

You will benefit from the University’s close relationship with the Instituto Cervantes, the official institution for the promotion of Spanish language and culture, and the resources and connections it offers.

You will be taught in both English and Spanish in workshops and seminars, whilst your dissertation can be in either language.



Career Options

You will be equipped to pursue teaching Spanish as a foreign language in a variety of settings and industries, both in education and corporate settings.

This MA will not give you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) so you will not be able to teach the Spanish curriculum in a state secondary school in England or Wales.  To gain QTS please see our PGCE programmes.

You may be employmened in secondary schools within the independent sector and the Free School sector.

You will be able to seek employment in adult education and the private language school sector.

How to apply

Postgraduate programmes

You can apply to us now for any postgraduate degree starting in 2021.

All postgraduate taught applications can be made via our online application form.

If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.

International students
Please note that most international applicants have to pay a deposit before securing their place.

  • See our Finance pages for more details

Postgraduate application process FAQs


To apply, you need to complete our online application form.

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We have general entry requirements for postgraduate courses. Many of our courses also have specific entry requirements. You can find details of these, and the fees for individual courses, on our postgraduate course pages.

If you are a prospective postgraduate student who has home fee status, then you can apply close to the start of the course of study. However, if you have international fee status and require a Tier 4 Visa, then you will normally need to apply much earlier. Please see our application deadlines for postgraduate study.

We encourage all students to apply as early as possible, as some programmes have limited numbers.

Yes, we offer a range of scholarships, alongside support on managing your finances while you are with us.

You can find more information on our postgraduate home and postgraduate international financial support pages. There are also other sources of external funding for international students available.

Yes, we have a wide range of high quality and competitively priced on-campus student residences. We are able to offer quiet rooms and can adjust for those with specific access needs.

Find out more on our accommodation pages

More Information

For further information please contact:

Senior Lecturer, Vicens Colomer

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